Every day, around the world, motorcyclist injuries and deaths continue to rise. Since 1975 motorcycle fatalities have doubled in the United States, with distracted drivers estimated to have caused over 400,000 collisions-related injuries in 2018 in the U.S. aloneWhen we extrapolate this data to a global scale, this means that 25%-33% of all accident victims are motorcyclists

Distracted drivers can be fatal for riders, our small size and lack of protective vehicle structure means that while we hope for the best, we need to prepare for the worst. 

Advanced Rider Assistance Systems

Recently, major manufacturers like Bosch and BMW have teamed up to attempt to produce a motorcycle product that can prevent crashes before they happen. These crash prevention systems are what we call Advanced Rider Assistance Systems for Powered Two-Wheelers (ARAS-PTW), and BMW/Bosch’s version is part of the vehicle’s Active Cruise Control (ACC). These systems provide accident prevention functions, using radar technology, which works by utilizing sensors to detect and alert the rider of automobile collision threats in real-time. 

However, while the ARAS concept to help keep riders safe is a good one, Bosch’s radar-based systems (front collision warning, blind spot detection, and Adaptive Cruise Control ) create several significant, and even dangerous problems for motorcyclists: 

Considering all of the above, it’s clear that radar technology isn’t a viable future for motorcycle Advanced Rider Assistance Systems. 

What riders actually need is a compact, brand agnostic, affordable, non-distracting, full 360° camera coverage alert system to make them aware of automobile collision threats in real-time… and at Ride Vision, we’ve developed exactly that. 

Introducing: Ride Vision 

Ride Vision is an ARAS that is a proven, and complete, motorcycle collision avoidance system. 

Ride Vision Advanced Rider Assistance System 360° protection

With Ride Vision technology, riders are surrounded by a 360° safety system at all times, and in all riding conditions and situations. Two small HD cameras mounted on the rear and front of the vehicle transmit footage to the motorcycle’s ECU, which uses a patented algorithm to detect and notify riders of collision threats in real-time.  

These threats are translated into a series of nondisruptive (yet very visible) alerts, which are designed to make the rider aware of the crucial threats around them, while still allowing them to keep their focus on the road ahead.  

Motorcycle Road Threats

Which threats are crucial? Great question. Studies have shown that keeping a safe distance between automotive and motorcyclists is essential to preventing and reducing the severity of crashes. That’s why Ride Vision’s alerts are designed to keep riders aware of a variety of collision threats that could be around them. The 360° HD camera system is designed to detect forward collision, blind spots, merging, and even future rear collision threats. The system automatically starts with your motorcycle, and is hardwired to the battery so there’s no need to worry about charging Ride Vision or remembering to turn it on. 

Alerting on real-time critical threats

Ride Vision’s alerts appear via LED lights (Warning Indicators), which are located on each motorcycle mirror. This means a rider will never have to take their eyes off the road to be made aware of collision threats. Notification settings are completely customizable with the Ride vision app, which is where the rider can also activate the audio option for Ride Vision notifications as well. 

Speed, location and other ride data are also available to access within the Ride Vision app, which riders can easily share and compare with friends. All Ride Vision systems feature up to 2 hours of internal storage loop recording, which can be used to preserve memories, explore insurance discounts, or even as evidence in legal cases.

Ride Visions price point and installation process also make it an available product for riders of all budgets, and almost all motorcycle makes and models. This lifesaving, durable (IP69K rated), and compact system will fit any two-wheeled vehicle, and will be available to purchase for roughly the cost of a GoPro.

Currently, Ride Vision is set to release worldwide in the fall of 2020. Pre-order yours today, and sign up below to be notified about future product releases, version updates, and motorcycling safety.